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About Telescope40

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  1. Telescope40

    What did the postman bring?

    Hello all. Got myself a SW L bracket. ( Xmas pressie ) Looking to use as shown with my TS Bino’s and SW AZ- GTI mount thanks. John
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    December 9, 2018: Wirtanen brightening clearly

    Hello. Got myself out with my Pentax 12 x 50's as only partial cloud bobbing about but rather milky skies. No sign visually but by using the finder charts I managed to find the blighter !! Rather chuffed. Very diffuse to say the least but I can notch up another success. Stayed out for about half an hour hoping for some fun with the meteor shower. Just managed to see the one - hey ho Regards John
  3. Very nice read,Alan. Sounds like a dream set up either way you go - NV or Ethos. Love the “supplemental” section. Reminds me of one Mr J T Kirk!! Regards. John
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    Celestron/Baader angled Binoviewer

    Hello Dave. Looks like a good buy. I have a similar pair of these BV’s - Baader version. Very happy with mine. Has crossed my mind to upgrade to a pair of Denks etc but don’t think I would see much improvement on the views I currently get with this unit. They are very easy to get on with. Bought from a fellow SGL er about 3 years back. Regards John
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    NGC6960 - Witch's Broom

    Very nice !!
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    Explore Scientific 15mm 70 degree eyepieces

    Hi Stu. Any photos please ? Kind regards. John
  7. Telescope40

    Carton 100 f/13 Reborn (Return of Big Red)

    Smooth, dude, tube !!! Regards. John
  8. Telescope40

    What did the postman bring?

    John. A very nice purchase if I maybe so bold. FT focuser for the Carton in due course ?? Like to think this mount will give you very nice service. How tall is the whole setup when sat on the peach of tripod. I am lucky to have the same tripod. regards. John
  9. Hello John. Thsnk you for the reply. I will follow the info up. Regards. John
  10. Hello John. Nice refractor !! Might I enquire about the RDF that you have on this scope ?? Looks to be a nice bit of kit. Similar to a Baader, maybe GLWTS Regards. John
  11. Telescope40

    To FeatherTouch or not???

    John. I sympathise with your dilemma - I’d go for the mount for what it’s worth. regards John
  12. Hello all. This has now become the thread to follow. Excellent news that an OTA is on its way to John. will follow with much interest. My Meade 127 is snug in its case - for now !! May be funny to see how the number of peeps following this thread may rise in magnitude over the coming weeks. Regards to FLO and John in advance of any findings - I will have interactive questions I’m sure. Clear skies to all as no eclipse is forecast !! John
  13. Ditto dilemma for me but swap the ED 120 for a Meade 5000 127 Apo - I’m pretty happy with this current weapon. Will I see more via the increased brightness, contrast, resolution and magnification ??? Going around in circles since the price was announced!! Wait a while for reviews and for a few planets to make a move north. LOL John
  14. Telescope40

    John Owen 6" refractor

    Richard. A crackerjack read. Enjoy John

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